True, things haven’t been going splendidly in every aspect, because such is the nature of life. (Remember that technostress I was just talking about?) But where the major issues like health, finances, relationships, and faith are concerned, my situation is rather enviable. So why do I feel on edge?
I’m still not absolutely certain, but a possible cause occurred to me yesterday: anticipation.
Two events loom on the horizon, each of which will dramatically change the landscape of our family forever: our son’s wedding, and our daughter and her family adopting two children. With both these major changes occurring this fall, why wouldn’t I be a little wired as summer nears its end?
The wedding, at least, has a date: October 13. Our newest grandchildren’s arrival date is still undetermined, but at last word it was “about four to six weeks.”
It’s not that I’m dreading these things; because I’m not. I’m thrilled to welcome a new daughter-in-law into the family, and I look forward to finally meeting these two long-awaited grandchildren.
But there’s a certain amount of stress connected with both weddings and adoptions. Well, let’s be honest: a high amount! And with both coming at once, I suppose my tenseness is a natural reaction.
It just kind of snuck up on me. I hadn’t expected to feel this way—particularly not this early in the game. But now that I realize why I’m on edge, I can take this bull by the horns and stare it down.